Thursday, November 25, 2010

Astronaut - Devil, Sketches

Developing the character. Evil is from space right? 

Gager Counter Says Rabbits are Evil? Really?

Expect to see a painting of this one someday.
maybe not someday soon. But someday.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Illustration Promo - I Want You

Promotional illustration for my Illustrations work.
need an illustration? Let me know.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Skull Damask

 This is a pattern I am working on.
one way it is a skull, the other way it is an angel.
I think the skull needs to be a little more obscure though.
we'll see what it's like once I finally have it as a vector file.
once I have a design that works really strong, I'll do a wood block cut and print. 
I guess M.C.Escher has inspired me.

Skull Damask Pattern

This Damask attempt is so so. I'll be tweeking this one to get a better skull shape, and to increase the flow of the organic elements.
here it is so far. feel free to comment.
*Update (0919/11): Another artist on the web (NFG) let me know that enjoyed this pattern, and has used it as an element within their own work. To see how it was used, go here.
I thanked them for their honesty in letting me know that they used it, and hope that other would do the same.
Thanks NFG

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Concept for a Car

What if a smart car looked like this? would you want one then?
this is some photoshop fun to show something that I would like to build someday. And make it Electric.
below is the sketchbook sketch that started it all.
now the question is, should I make it a one, or two seater?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Airplane for a trip.


For Kevin Beatty's advertisement. Multiple options. It took me roughly an hour+ for the bunch.
done through my work, Vector illustration available through my day job, to avoid conflict of interest.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Red Pixxie-75% digital - 75% done

this one is still in edits. but getting closer.
The wings, I feel, need to be redone. 
The ones on the right are starting to work, but the ones on the left, do not.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gas Masked Damask

My gas masked character in a damask pattern. when I am done I hope it tiles well. if it work's I will try it again with the gas-masked woman. Then make the simplified versions available for person's free wallpaper tiles to download.

don't sell your soul

This is a spot illustration for a self promotional
'Don't sell your soul' for great illustrations, use omecca illustration.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Carriage Composition

This is the rough sketch for a future painting. I might change the man with the briefcase with man on the right. i worry that might change the perception of the relationship between the two. I don't want them to be perceived as being close emotionally.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Gas Masked Man Distilled

a Graphically designed version of my character, The Gas Masked Man.
I will be trying to promote this image, and the other characters in this series under the name Gas Masked.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Caribou Compositions

Caribou Compositions. some of my photoshop magic. Client: June Moise. For eventual use in a piece of  first nations performance arts clothing. Enjoy.  Done through

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I Said:

...Since I believe the committee is done going through town, I thought I would see how the illustration was received. I always like hearing the good and bad. Helps me improve upon my successes, and avoid the pitfalls of past folly...

She Said:

...Yes, the group has come and gone and it was only a day but what a day?! We were very pleased with the way the day went. There has been a lot of positive talk about the success of the day. I believe that the evaluation team were quite pleased with the Canada Games Plaza concept and we were able to share the illustrations with them in a couple different ways. I must also say that the rest of our committee members who had not seen the illustrations before were very happy with them. It was a very good representation of our vision.
I did not receive any negative feedback. I was very happy with the way we approached the project and I really felt that you captured appropriately our vision. I like the way you started with the rough concepts and how you met with me to discuss what we wanted to add to the illustrations. Thank you for taking the time that you did to carefully understand and ultimately portray the product in an amazing and talented way.

-Colleen Van Mook
Director, Community Services
City of Prince George

This feedback is regarding a Concept Illustration done for the City of Prince George.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Concept Illustration

Watercolors and ink.
*Click to Enlarge*

These is are concept illustrations I did for the city of Prince George. They were putting in a bid for the canada games, and this is one of the many many thing that was done for that bid. *Note, They won the bid, and will be hosting the Canada Winter games in 2015.
Watercolors and ink.
*Click to Enlarge*

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Red Pixxie-50% digital - 50% done

a little further along by quest to learn drawing on the computer.
What I have learned: it's not for me. I back tracked on this composition, after creating a good position for the character, I printed it, then I drew it by hand. this was coloured on the computer, but Inked by hand. when it's all said and done, I expect to have pulled it into illustrator to create a background as well.
The composition needs her wings, and any type added in, plus a boarder.
a little of everything. I guess that's been the common them in my work for a long time.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Red Pixxie - in the works

-Still in the works-
This would be my first 100% done on the computer illustration (that dose not use illustrator) all photoshop, and tablet.
I'm learning a lot of what works, and what doesn't.
feedback welcome.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Suicide in a Gas Mask

Random sketch of my Gas Masked Character.

Red Pixxie

Character design: Red Pixxie
Arial Racer, later recruited into war.

gas masked origin

here is a piece from back in school
Likely the beginning of my gas masked obsession.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


A Scribble of a Carebear
No Symbol, so it can be anyone you want.
My wife collects CareBears, and I think their pretty cool too.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Gas Masked Man Loading

the Gas Masked Man Loading a gun

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Character concept: Rook

Power - Concept

Character Concept for a story line I am working on.
this character's working name is "Power"
this Character is supposed to be hundreds of years old. at the end of the line, now -ish, he would look like this, and is somewhat trapped in his armour.

Danger's Face.

Character Concept. Headshot. Character's Working Name is "Danger-Man" 
the name definitely need some work.
and ideas? anyone?

Power's Face

Character concept. headshot. Character's Working Name is "Power"
Random sketch of the day, then colored in Photoshop.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Strings. Cloth Elemental

This is part of a big concept that I have more images for.
Cloth elemental, or "Strings". Essentially living cloth.
It could be your curtains, sheet, a blanket, even the clothes your wearing now.


Illustration of a Coy, with requested colours and styling, for Motocross design.
Drawn by hand, then coloured in photoshop

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pirate and a Cowboy

A Quick sketch of a Pirate and a Cowboy

Friday, June 18, 2010

Gas - Masked 'M'

While watching a James Bond Movie, I came up with this character concept based upon M.
I think it would fit in with my gas-masked series. but I don't know if I will use it.

bag doll idea

Concept for doll and bag as one.

adult stuffed bear

Here is a concept character for a comic strip, simular to toy story, only with a more adult nature.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

tin toy concept

This is a concept based on some wind-up tin toys I found on the web.
The idea being to repaint it in a one-Armed Bandit Style. Mostly black and white, with a little of one colour. the colour being changeble to create variable editions.
Once I get my hands on the toy I'll do one up to show here.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Here is a couple of sketches I did with my wife's tastes in mind. she is a fan of the painting style where the figures look like dolls. can't remember the artist's name off hand. She did a few of Christina Ricci. They are just sketches. no plan for paintings at this time.